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Re: Difference between background-position and background-origin.

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:40:34 +0200
Message-ID: <CAERejNa=zKTQkNRCwk-yyaCCupw7duZHFWZ1f1Rf3n7oSF_Q8g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arup Rakshit <arup.rakshit@cognitiveclouds.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 18 August 2015 at 18:10, Arup Rakshit
<arup.rakshit@cognitiveclouds.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Arup Rakshit <arup.rakshit@cognitiveclouds.com>
> Date: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 9:39 PM
> Subject: Re: Difference between background-position and background-origin.
> To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 10:03 PM, fantasai
> <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> On 08/14/2015 07:01 PM, Simon Fraser wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> It’s a shame that background-origin was so-named. An origin is a point,
>>> but background-origin is about which area to use. Perhaps background-area
>>> or background-box would have been better names.
>>
>>
>> We asked for better names multiple times, and nobody suggested any. :(
>>
>> One problem with background-area and background-box, btw, is that we also
>> have the background-clip property which is also a kind of background
>> area/box.
>>
>>> Perhaps we could alias this property to a new one with a less confusing
>>> name?
>>
>>
>> I think at this point it's too late to be worth bothering with. If it was
>> really super messed up and we had a much better alternative (like word-wrap,
>> which we renamed to overflow-wrap), it might be worth it. But I think it's
>> not too terrible.
>>
>> ~fantasai
>>
>
> Hi,
>
> I am very new, I don't able to understand how to follow and read the
> specs correctly. I am currently reading from
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-CSS2-20110607/#minitoc . But I don't see
> the links you have given are part of the specs I am reading. What is
> the standard documentation which I should follow ?

The CSS 2.1 specification is in big parts superseded by different CSS
3 specifications. In this case the discussion is about the 'CSS
Backgrounds and Borders Module'.[1]
There is also a list of all published CSS 3 module specifications
available including their current status.[2]

Sebastian

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/
[2] http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work.en.html
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